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IDC: Symbian to remain #1, Android moves to #2 in 2013

News by Todd Haselton on Tuesday January 26, 2010.

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Today the research firm IDC released a report that claims, due to Nokia's global strength, Symbian will hold its place as the most used smartphone operating system through 2013.

However, Android will see the most growth globally, and IDC expects its global shipments to reach 68 million units by 2013, second to Symbian. The company says global smartphone sales, altogether, will surpass 390 million units sold during its 2009-2013 forecast period.

IDC sees limited global marketshare growth for both the Linux and webOS platforms..


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